Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour
We will then start our journey out west through Avondale, where we will pass by New Zealand’s biggest spider! On Sundays only, the tour will stop at Auckland’s biggest markets. Travel through the village of Ttitirangi, stopping at Arataki Visitor Information Centre in the Waitakere Ranges.
Your guide will show you the views on the outside of the building then we head inside for a short time before we are back out again to see the start of the Hillary Trail and a great view of both harbors. See the silver fern and Kauri tree, soak in the scent of the tree before heading out to the beautiful Piha Beach. Enjoy this breath-taking black sand beach with big surf waves and volcanic cliff faces.
After this we will stop in at a local café to feast on a delicious lunch (at own expense).
After lunch we will walk through the rainforest to a beautiful waterfall where you will be able to observe native birds and trees. You’ll also have the chance to indulge in a cool swim at the waterfall, so be sure to bring along your swimmers!
Come join us on this awesome day out!
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Extra charge for a child seat
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
There seems to have been a bit of a mix up with Viator as they had somehow cancelled our tour so we were waiting a while to actually get started and were quite worried we would not be going especially as we had already paid for the tour. Terry however was accommodating and made the tour worth while. We called him and explained the situation and he was very understanding. He showed us amazing views and taught us a lot. Terry was very friendly and simply fantastic! Terry was an amazing guide. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Great Tour, Great Guide, Countless amazing views that would be hard to find on your own.
Terry was an amazing guide and host for the day! It turned out to be just our group of three and Terry. It really was like meeting up with a good friend who was showing you about his favorite places- not your typical canned tour at all! My son told me to meet a local to really learn about a place. This tour was exactly that! It was a personalized tour of Auckland's most beautiful areas and so much more- any question we had, Terry could answer, from New Zealand customs to rugby rules to social policy! This is was definitely a great way to see some of the best of Auckland's beaches and rainforest in a just a day! You need to be up for a fair bit of walking, and even climbing about some rocks on Piha Beach! However, the pace was manageable even for this 60 year old! This tour was the last one of our 2 week trip to Australia and New Zealand and by far the best we had! Cannot say enough about what a wonderful day we had with Terry!